The Mandalorian season 2 featured a clever Easter egg to the Death Star in the third episode during the Razor Crest’s landing sequence on Trask.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for The Mandalorian season 2, episode 3, “Chapter 11: The Heiress.”
The Mandalorian season 2 featured a clever Easter egg to the Death Star in episode 3, “The Heiress.” The Disney+ continues to build a new story within the fictional universe while also tightening connections to Star Wars canon. Aside from the narrative links, The Mandalorian makes an effort to incorporate hidden nods and references to aspects of the original movie trilogy. This time around, the live-action series included a visual in the Razor Crest that resembled one of the Galactic Empire’s most dangerous superweapons: the Death Star.
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The Razor Crest has served as Din Djarin’s (Pedro Pascal) ship since the start of The Mandalorian. Din lived out of the former military vessel as he traveled the galaxy as a bounty hunter collecting wanted fugitives. Since the show’s debut, the Razor Crest has suffered plenty of damage. In season 2 alone, Din crash-landed the ship on Maldo Kreis before he, the Child, and the Frog Lady were attacked by a horde of ice spiders. He managed to patch up the Razor Crest to continue on their way to their intended destination–the estuary moon of Trask.
As the trio approached Trask, Din was alerted by his ship that he would need to begin his descent. The episode made it a point to showcase the cockpit in a similar fashion to the iconic Millennium Falcon shots from the original movie trilogy. The sequence then shifted to Din’s struggle as he attempted to control his badly damaged ship onto the moon. The scene featured another look at the Razor Crest’s display screen, which was designed to look like a classic Star Wars ship. The image on the screen, however, showed Trask with the entry point indicator that Din was aiming for. The design closely resembled the design of the first Death Star, and it was certainly no coincidence.
Breaking Down The Razor Crest’s Death Star Nod
The Razor Crest’s screen revealed an image of a circular moon with a hexagon-shaped target located on the upper right side. The target served as Din’s entry point into Trask, which he descended upon a little faster than he would have liked. The design, of course, matched the design of the fully built Death Star I, the moon-shaped battle station. The Death Star also contained a concave dish equipped with a planet-destroying laser, and in most cases, the viewpoint featured the dish on the upper right side. The Death Star was later destroyed by Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance during the Battle of Yavin, but that didn’t stop the Empire from building the second Death Star.
The destruction of Death Star II was a key plot point of Return of the Jedi as the mission resulted in the Rebel Alliance’s defeat over the Empire. The celebration of this moment was shown through a flashback in The Mandalorian season 2 premiere episode since it provided background information into Cobb Vanth’s arc as the Mos Pelgo’s resident marshal. Seeing as the series takes place years after the Return of the Jedi, a direct appearance by more of the Empire’s infamous superweapons is probably out of the question, but it’s safe to expect more sneaky references.
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